First Peoples land management

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Land and sea councils
Aboriginal land councils
Land councils
Indigenous land management
NARROWER TERMS
Working paper

Challenges and opportunities with native forestry on Māori land

The authors explore the decision-making processes of a sample of Māori landowners in Te Tairāwhiti to understand the extent to which funding programmes and afforestation incentives from the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) enable them to meet their own aspirations for their land. Semi-structured...
Report

Native grains from paddock to plate

This study presents a project investigating the economic, environmental and social features of the ancient native grains food system of Aboriginal people in the modern world.
Report

The WA Sandalwood Taskforce Report

In this report, the WA Sandalwood Taskforce has provided eight recommendations to the state government that will support the growth of economic opportunities for Aboriginal people.
Submission

A proposed national policy statement on Indigenous biodiversity

The Ministry for the Environment and the Department of Conservation have published key themes from submissions made during the consultation on the proposed National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity. Over 7,000 submissions were made on the proposed NPS including valuable suggestions for improvements.
Report

Our Knowledge Our Way in caring for Country

These guidelines are a key output from a project of the Australian government’s National Environmental Science Program (NESP), Northern Australia Environmental Resources (NAER) Hub, titled Knowledge Brokering for Indigenous Land Management.
Briefing paper

Background paper: Cultural burning practices in Australia

This paper provides background about cultural burning practices in Australia and surveys some of the literature about the practice.
Briefing paper

Cultural vandalism: regulated destruction of Aboriginal cultural heritage in New South Wales

Aboriginal people in New South Wales have been trying to strengthen the law that is supposed to protect their cultural heritage since the late 1970s, but reform remains elusive. This paper outlines some reasons why.
Evaluation

Northern Australia aquaculture industry situational analysis project

The objective of this analysis project is to identify key challenges and opportunities facing the northern Australian aquaculture sector, and to explore potential solutions and identify the most strategic research projects for further investment.
Article

Destruction of Juukan Gorge: we need to know the history of artefacts, but it is more important to keep them in place

This article explores First Nations peoples' connection to land, in the aftermath of Rio Tinto detonating a 46,000 year old site known as Juukan Gorge in Western Australia.
Article

Australia, you have unfinished business. It’s time to let our ‘fire people’ care for this land

This article explores why Australia needs to incorporate Aboriginal knowledge to tackle future bushfire crises.